About


DR JENNA C. ASHTON 

curator, writer, artist, researcher ...

Lecturer and Programme Director of Heritage Studies in the Institute for Cultural Practices, teaching across critical heritage theory and practice, heritage policy and management, natural heritage and intangible cultural heritage.

Jenna's research and practice concerns the development of collaborative and creative feminist methods and analysis for applied heritage and theory, and working at the intersection of heritage, activism and social justice.

Areas of research include:

Marginalised cultural heritage and arts practices

Spatial practice and creative geographies

Art under conflict and creative resistance

Social movements and activism

Ethics of care

Affect and heritage

Making, play, storytelling

Lecturer and Programme Director of Heritage Studies, University of Manchester @UoMHeritageStud

Trustee, charity Delia Derbyshire Day @DeliaDDay

 Adviser and Research Consultant, National Trust and National Trust Regional Advisory Board North  @nationaltrust

Committee Member, Society for the Study of Labour History Archives & Resources @StudyLabHistory

Research Member, Valuing Nature Network NERC/ESRC/AHRC @ValuingN

Curator and Co-Director, Digital Women's Archive North CIC @dwarchivenorth  

Global Cultural Fellow, Institute for International Cultural Relations, University of Edinburgh @UoE_IICR

Editor of two volume international publication "Feminism and Museums: Intervention, Disruption and Change" (MuseumsEtc, Dec 2017 & Feb 2018). 

 

Contact

twitter: @heritagemcr

email: jca.curator [at] gmail.com

 
Image: Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione (1837-1899) [The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image in the public domain]

Image: Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione (1837-1899) [The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image in the public domain]